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>>> abortion debate. as the polls in the presidential race tighten mitt romney says if elected he would not pursue any abortion related legislation. >> inside the attack. lawmakers press for answers about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, cbs news goes inside the compound where the assault took place. >>> man versus mountain. an extreme bike stunt goes bad. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 10, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning the race for the white house veered from a focus on the economy to an emotionally charged debate on social issues. in an interview yesterday with "the des moines register" mitt romney said he would not pursue abortion related legislation if elected president. >> there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> after the interview romney campaign said governor romney is pro life and would support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life. romney has repeatedly said the supreme court should overturn
: as they get ready for the second debate, new polls show the first one was fuel for mitt romney. nancy cordes joins us with the latest from both camps. also tonight, hope for malala. the pakistani school girl clinging to life after the taliban shot her at close range. doctors see some promising signs. elizabeth palmer reports from pakistan. lessons learned on the battle fields of iraq and afghanistan are saving lives here at home. bob orr with that story. >> it's awesome. it's so big, too. i can't believe it's going down the street. >> axelrod: and mission improbable-- a space shuttle inching along the streets of los angeles on its final mission. ben tracy takes us along for the ride. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. in 24 days, americans will elect a president. according to the latest national gallup poll, mitt romney now leads barack obama by two points, 49 to 47, a statistical dead heat. the state of the race has been shaken up in the last 10 days since the first presidential debate. look at florida, ape crucial state fo
. >> reporter: good morning, frank. with polls show mitt romney with momentum republicans are certainly hoping that congressman paul ryan will keep it going while democrats are counting on vice president joe biden to reverse the flow and to stop the loss of support among voters. >>> reporter: congressman paul ryan arrived in kentucky ahead of his first nationally televised debate. the number 2 man on the gop ticket told reporters earlier in florida voters will see a clear choice when he faces off against vice president joe biden. >> this is my first time. what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. they are just offering more of the same. >> reporter: ryan will face an opponent who occasionally causes controversy with freewheeling statements but republicans also know vice president biden is a seasoned debater. >> nothing like standing up before 70 million people. >> reporter: usually vice- presidential debates don't greatly impact elections but after president obama's lackluster performance at his first debate with mitt romney, many believe democrats are desperate for vice
's pattern of leading from behind. >> polls show mitt romney trailing by one point or also known as what obama failed to make during last week's debate. >>> north korea saying the u.s. is within striking distance of its missiles. >>> felix baumgartner hopes to become the first man to break the sound barrier in a freefall. >> at the end of the day if something goes wrong i have to pay for it. >>> feeling no pain. >>> crashing his car into a store. one man got hurt. >> no, this is not a game of tag. this man is actually trying to get away from a very angry stag in a london park. >>> all that -- >> and the series is tied at a game a piece. game over. cardinals even the series. >> last movie you cried at? >> with arnold. very talented. >> sexiest woman alive. >> here's hoping for next year. >>> 23 million people unemployed. when they saw the 7.8, every economist was shocked, everybody. >> 7.8% unemployment [ bleep ] everybody. >> 7.8% unemployment [ bleep ] recipe. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." new polls are showing a bigger bounce for governor mitt romney after
. >>> mitt romney's poll numbers jumped after last week's presidential debate. a few research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an eight point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in and you dated survey and is talking -- in an updated survey and is talking about foreign policy issues blasting the president on the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around these bedroom principles: america must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might. >> the obama campaign is dismissing romney's remarks as sabre rattling aimed at covering up his own foreign blunners. >>> as campaign 2012 heats up, cbssf.com is holding a series of presidential forums online. the candidates answering our questions, today's topic the role of government, big versus small. >>> two men are dead this morning after a gunman opened fire on their car driving through oakland. police received report
to job is . ling.s job is to keep romney's al gallu rolling. today's national gallup poll of likely voters shows governor romney with a slender lead of one point over the president. of course, that's within the lly a tie.error so it's essentially a tie. tonight's debate is at centre college in danville, kentucky. nancy cordes and jan crawford danville. first we'll go to nancy, covering the vice president's campaign. nancy. >> reporter: scott the vice president arrived here in kentucky today after several days of intense preparation in his home state of delaware and several people there with him veld us the president's weak performance in his own debate didn't so much change the ndrategy as raise the stakes and they say the vice president is very well aware he needs to have a better night than the president did. tu recall when the president was preparing for his own debate, he called it a drag. clear thacampaign is making it very clear that the vice president enjoyed his preparation, enjoys debating. they even released the vice nedsident and what we learned one of six full-scale 90 m
to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney continues tone joy a polling boost from his strong debate performance. the obama campaign reveals a new commercial today focusing on romney's pledge to cut funding for public broadcasting. both candidates head to the heartland. tara is in washington with more on all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. negative ads are blanketing the airwaves in those key swing states, including one featuring big bird, which ridicules mitt romney after he said it's not worth borrowing money from china to fund among other things pbs. today both candidates are back out there burning up the campaign trail. president obama is urging supporters to get almost obsessive about his re-election. >> so i need you in this election the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: the president wrapped up a california fundraising blitz in san francisco. he asked donors to send e-mails and make phone calls to people in swing states who will decide the election. >> we have to understand that we've got a lot more to do, and if we d
, the latest gallup poll shows mitt romney leading president obama 49% to 47%. that spread is within the margin of error, so it's essentially a tie. in ohio, new polling today shows this: pollster a.r.g. has romney up by one point, 48% to 47%. but a cnn poll has the president up by four, 51% to 47%. either way, it's an improvement for romney who was falling well behind in ohio until last week's debate. both candidates were in ohio today where this is the last day to register to vote. our campaign 2012 correspondents are there, too, and we'll go to nancy cordes with the obama campaign. >> reporter: scott, ohio is the grand prize for the obama campaign. they have 120 field offices here, the president has held 17 rallies in this state, more than any other state, but in the debate last week he failed to mention some major issues that are very important to ohio voters, like that auto bailout or shipping jobs overseas. that's a mistake he did not make today here in columbus. >> when you think about ohio, when governor romney said that we should let the auto industry go bankrupt we said no, we're not
romney a boost. pelley:new polling tonight that hows a change in the race. reports from jan crawford and nancy cordes. nd jim axelrod with an executive who's found a formula for succeeding in a tough economy. it's another at-bat for "money ball." >> we essentially have to have players whose performance is toter than what we're paying shem. than wha captioning sponsored by cbs ptios is the "cbs evening news" s"ith scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, in ohio police are searching for victims of the meningitis outbreak. in tennessee, they're reaching out with a phone bank. today federal officials titimated 13,000 americans received steroid injections that may have been contaminated with a potentially lethal fungus. gas.llnesses have been reported cross nine states. eight people have died. the steroids were used to treat painpain and joint pain. those who received injections in ion knowinal columns are at risk for the brain and spinal infection known as meningitis. dr. jon lapook begins tonight with the state that has the largest number of cases. >> reporter: in tennessee, public healt
] >> president obama wraps up his cash grab in california. his latest sesame street swipe at opponent mitt romney as polls tighten. >> judgment day. sandusky could be put away for the rest of his life. the defiant statement released by the convicted child molester coming up. >> doppler radar showing rain just off the coastline. will that affect the bay area? we'll talk about that coming up. >> traffic is cruising along up the nimitz now as you pass the oakland comes. an update on roadwork coming up. >>> good morning. it's tuesday, october 9. i'm michelle griego. hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time nearly 5:00. we can't say this very often. but good morning, mr. president. president obama waking up here in san francisco this morning. >> but he will be heading straight to the airport to fly to homeowner. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco right now where the president raised more cash. good morning. >>>
a 4 point edge over voters. president obama had an eight point lead in that poll a week ago. romney has pulled even with the president among women voters. erasing a 18 point obama heed going into the debate. and the republican nominee is doing better with younger voters. his popularity with the under 30 crowd jumped 10 points in the days following the debate. and mr. romney is turning the tables on the president's attacks on his foreign policy knowledge, speaking at the virginia military institute romney called the president's approach to the middle east passive and reactive. he says he knows the president hopes for a safer and freer middle east but add "hope is not a strategy." >>> and as campaign 2012 heats up, we're holding a serious of presidential forums on line. the candidates answering our questions. tomorrow's topic, the role the government, big versus small. >>> one of the hotly contested local races is in san jose where it's about the minimum wage. kit dough says big money is being spent on defeating measure d. >> reporter: both sides are turning up the volume over measure
seasme street swipe at opponent mitt romney. the new urgency in his appeal in san fransisco as new polls show the race is tightening. >>> how big money is blocking their chances at a big raise. >> not really cool, hu? >> and gasoline price hikes prompting calls for that federal investigation. what is working against our chances for relief at the pumps. >> good evening, president obama says his california supporters need to get "almost obsessive about lobbying family and friends in the battle ground states." he made the comment during that brief fundraising swing through san fransisco that ended an hour ago. linda ye with the president's appeal for four more years. >> reporter: a few cheers from the street and the president arrived at civic auditorium for two more fund raisers. first a private $20,000 a plate dinner party for a hundred guests. for everyone else concert tickets started at $200, for john legend and the president. >> hello fridays. >> reporter: san fransisco. >> reporter: he asked for support, and his loudest cheers came when he spoke about what he's accomplished. >> we have
shows 49% of likely voters favor mitt romney and 47% support president obama and two other polls from the key state of ohio shows the candidates are effectively tied. one of them shows romney ahead by one point and the other the president leads by 4. both men campaigned in ohio tuesday. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in akron. good morning, jan. >> reporter: well, good morning. good morning to those of you in the west. the president left california yesterday. he and romney are both here in "high owe. we were at a rally in northeast ohio with 10,000 cheering people. they took the president's election chant and turned it back on him. >> i've been watching some of president obama's rallies and they chant four more years, four more years. today there are 28 days before the election. i think the right chant ought to be for them, four more weeks, four more weeks. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: romney argued the president to detract from his failed record is focusing on the small things instead of focusing on jobs and the economy. an example of a small thing,
and for good reason. new poll numbers show mitt romney continuing to close the gap. in florida, he now leads the president 51-44. and a new national gallup poll is ahead 49-47. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio. mitt romney rallied supporters. the republican team fanned out across the key battleground state saturday. >> we need ohio. if we get ohio, we're gonna be able to take back america? >> reporter: the stakes are high. no republican has won the white house without a victory in ohio. at a rally in portsmouth, romney told the crowd he sees the enthusiasm going. >> when i'm president, i'm going to help save the american family and get good jobs for every american. >> reporter: voters say the economy is the no. 1 issue in this election. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity, and three years later, that is paying off in a big way. >> reporter: president obama argues his decision to bail out the auto industry saved jobs. >> gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together, our auto industry has created nearly a quarter of a million new jobs in
that catapulted mitt romney into the lead in one national poll. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee breaks down the numbers. >> the president's motorcade just passed through here a few minutes ago on market and the mcallister. he looked down reading a document. he is going to the bill graham civic auditorium to raise money and rally his base. if this new national poll is any indication he needs to cause some inspiration among voters because it looks likes he is slipping in the polls. likely voters. that pew research poll that was released this afternoon shows that the president had an 8- point lead before the debate in mid-september. he has dropped significantly and the republican nominee mitt romney is now leading the president by 4 points. clearly the debate last week has given romney a huge bounce in the polls. >> reporter: the presidential candidates are crisscrossing paths in the polls. the republican nominee is fundraising in virginia today. his fourth event in five days in the battleground state feeding off his debate performance he has made ground in two key demographics. among women th
's presidential debate. a new gallup poll of registered voters shows the race is in a dead heat. >> romney is sharpening his attacks on the president. today he'll call for changes in america's foreign policy. janua jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in lexington, virginia. >> reporter: good morning, norah. good morning, charlie. romney was one of the president's earliest critics on how he handle libya. his supporters say they subsequently proved him right. romney's got some tough words for the president here at the virginia military institute. he'll deliver this later this morning. and he's also implying that some of the president's decisions were made for political reasons. >> thank you! >> reporter: in a major speech on foreign policy, romney will attack mr. obama's leadership and set out his strategy, promising, i'll affirm that my duty is not to my political prospects, but to the security of the nation. romney will challenge the president's handling of the middle east, saying it's time to change course. i know the president hopes for a safer, freer and more prosperous middle
campaign and mitt romney is up by two points. a gallup poll out today has romney at 49%, president obama 47%. that is within the poll's margin of error so it is still tientially a tie. the two campaigns tangled today over the definition of one of the shortest words in the english language. the question is whether vice president biden misled the american people in the debate last night and whether he had misused the word "we." biden was responding to charges meat the state department turned uest requests for more security in libya before the terror attack last month that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. whe's what the vice president said. >> well, we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more eycurity again. and, by the way, at the time we were told exactly -- we said exactly what the intelligence eommunity told us that they knew. that was the assessment. >> pelley: the fight today was wer what he meant by "we." our campaign 2012 correspondents are on the story and we'll go first to jan crawford who gotten a earful from the romney campaign t
cbs news poll shows mitt romney getting a post-debate bounce in two key states. >>> rescued from the wreckage. two people are pulled to safety in the aftermath of a deadly collapse at a parking garage. >>> diamond drama. post-season baseball heats up with two fantastic finishes. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 11, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. debates between vice presidential candidates aren't supposed to matter but after president obama's poor debate performance last week, the faceoff between joe biden and paul ryan has turned it into a high stakes affair. in colorado president obama held a slim lead in september now romney has a one-point edge. in wisconsin the president was leading by six points last month, he leads romney by just three points now. in virginia the president continues to hold on to a small lead. tara mergener is in washington following all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. boy the pressure sure is on tonight particularly for joe biden who will be trying to gain ground followin
question here. there's no question and the polls reflect that romney helped himself in his debate. you heard what frank luntz just said about that kind of instant poll that he ran. but are you seeing any polling yet that suggests that the vice presidential debate made any difference in the race, not on who won or lost? >> no, not really. i think we see, you know, this-- the race overall now in the national polls you see the average of them romney's up by a point or two. he was behind by three points or so before that denver debate. in the battleground states some have turned -- colorado, florida is looking better, ohio is a little tighter, the president is still up there. that's all because of denver. i don't think we've seen anything in this-- the debate field like it went into the automatic sorting machine of this election where we already had, the right took from it what they wanted the left took what they wanted, and the swing voters may have been a little offended by biden but they're not going to make their decision-- >> schieffer: i'm going to ring the bell for round two. >> bab
presidential debate is tonight and a cbs news poll shows more swing state voters are moving toorlds mitt romney. >>> we'll ask strategist david axelrod how to stop the move. >>> a scathing report shows lance armstrong took part in the biggest doping incident in history. >>> we begin with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i know how you'll come and attack us. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record he has to run on. >> the vice presidential candidates set to take center stage. >> joe biden and paul ryan go head to head in their first and only debate. >> biden under pressure to reverse governor romney's momentum. >> if you have a bad game, move on. you look forward to the next one. the difference between this and sports is that the stakes are so high. >> there was a garage collapse here at the miami dade west area. >> rescuers pulled one person out 13 hours after. >> i heard a pop, pop, pop, pop, dominos straight down. >> republican lawmakers pounced on the obama administration over last month's embassy attack in libya. >> we had the correct number of people in ben za gi
the election, the presidential race is in a dead heat. the latest tracking poll gives mitt romney a one-point edge over president obama with about 4% of voters still undecided. both candidates are vying for those votes in key battleground states. meanwhile, the running mates are preparing for their big night. paul ryan and joe biden will meet in kentucky tomorrow for their first and only vice presidential debate. there has been no shortage of advice for both men. one rule seems to be just keep it simple. >> you need to be able to see that each vice presidential candidate has hit the standard of readiness. but beyond that, unless there is a star-killing or star- catching moment, it rarely changes the course of the debate. >> in terms of substance, try not to break any new ground. this is not an audition for 2016. >> biden has been there before plenty of times. >>> and, of course, you can watch the debate right here on cbs 5. our special live coverage begins at 6:00. >>> coming up, who would steal a 200-pound headstone right off a grave? >>> thousands of people are going to live there. n
-debate bounce, a bounce that just catapulted mitt romney into the lead in at least one national poll. grace lee breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the president is examples here at the bill graham in a couple of hours to raise money and to rally his base and if that new national poll that you're talking about is any indication, he really does need to rally the voters because it looks like he is slipping among likely voters. that pew research poll that was released this afternoon shows that the president had an 8- point lead before the debate in mid-september. he has dropped significantly and the republican nominee mitt romney is now leading the president by 4 points. clearly the debate last week has given romney a huge bounce in the polls. and part of the reason why he made a huge increase in two key demographics including women. the president had an 18-point lead before the debate. now the two candidates are dead even among female voters 47 to 47%. and among voters under 30 years of age, romney has gained 10 points in the days following the first debate. now 42% of young voters say they vie
supported the auto industry bailout. the race is getting tighter in ohio. a new cnn poll shows obama leading romney 51-47%. the presidential candidates are answering our questions online on cbssf.com. they are tackling a different issue every day. today's topic, the urban agenda. how each candidate thinks his plan would help struggling cities. >>> the supreme court is revisiting affirmative action. the justices are hearing a case this could affect student admissions at colleges and universities all across the country. danielle nottingham has the latest. >> reporter: the supreme court is once again deciding whether race should be a factor in college admissions. abigail fisher sued the university of texas claiming she was denied a spot partly because she is white. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> reporter: fisher's supporters say there are ways colleges can promote diversity without considering race. texas has a law called the 10% plan. it guarantees admission to all students in the top 10% of th
romney. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters taken right after the debate, 50% thought vice president biden won. >> these guys bet against america all the time. >> reporter: or polls gave ryan the edge. >> this is what politicians do when they don't have a record to run on, try to scare people from voting for you. >> reporter: it remains to be seen if last night's showdown will sway voters. historians say the past 8 vice- presidential debates had no effect on the election. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> for more political coverage, just check out our exclusive presidential forum on cbssf.com. every day, the candidates weigh in on a different issue. >>> up next, popping sleeping pills may help you sleep but there are some side effects for those who might have insomnia. >> plus, the final journey begins for endeavour. you're looking live as the space shuttle makes its way through the streets of l.a. we'll tell you where it's headed. >> hi i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. we started out with a couple of scattered showers around the bay a
of the first presidential debate. a new cbs news poll from three key battleground states suggestions romney is getting a boost from his performance. in wisconsin, president obama's six point lead is cut in half. in virginia the president's lead shrank to five points. and romney now leads in colorado. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. >> and you can watch that debate right here on cbs 5. our special live coverage begins tonight at 6:00. >>> a break in the case of a retired bay area teacher. the couple in custody and what police say is their 1,000-mile crime spree. >> i'm glad to have the opportunity was there for me to be able to do it. >> battling back from the brink of elimination. the rallies that brought our bay area teams to today's decisive fifth game and the price for tickets, as well. coming up. ird person is now dead llowing a parking garage ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we
: after several heated exchanges ryan said romney's performance last week is motivating the vice president. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. >> reporter: as for who won it depends who you ask. instant polls taken right after the debate are mixed. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters 50% thought the vice president won. 31% sided for ryan and 19% called it a tie. not surprisingly both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risk of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the candidatesalso disagreed over foreign policy. congressman ryan pointing to the death of four americans in libya as an indication of weakness abroad while biden said romney's campaign talks first before they know what the facts are. reporting live in danville, i'm randall pinkston. >>> that cbs news poll found the overall impressions of both vice presidential candidate improved after the debate. 55% think biden is somebody they can relate to. 48% think ryan is. both candidates on how uncommitted
it could stop the bleeding. >> reporter: new polls from three battleground states show romney now has a one-points edge in colorado. in wisconsin the race is tightening. the president's 6-point lead before his first debate with romney is now down to three points while in virginia, the president has a five-point lead. romney and the president debate for the second time next week in new york. >> and despite the poll numbers that are showing that mitt romney's gaining support this morning on "cbs this morning," advisor david axelrod insists there is no slide in support for president obama that in fact there is no momentum for mitt romney... we'll see what happens after tonight. randall pinkston, cbs 5. >> we will have to see whacks tonight but what strategies can we expect from both ryan and biden? >> reporter: well, of course, ryan will be focusing on the economic numbers. he knows the numbers and he will be talking about the failures in the obama administration, failures to create jobs, failures to fix the -- what's wrong with the economy while violent biden will be mounting a defense just a
in a crucial swing state of florida. >> reporter: with one month until election day, mitt romney is focusing on florida. the romney campaign says 12,000 people came out for his rally sunday. >> we're going to win florida and take back the white house. >> national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. analysts say wednesday's debate gave romney much needed momentum. the republican nominee is criticizing president obama's performance. >>> now, days later we're hearing his excuses and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> on face the nation, obama advisor argued romney misrepresented his policies at the first of the debate. >> he delivered a very good performance. it was completely unrooted in fact and the positions he's taken before. >> are you saying governor romney lied? >> yeah. i think he was dishonest. absolutely. >> obama campaign isn't give specifics that he may make for round 2. >> he'll look at that tape and he'll make the adjustments that he thinks are necessary. >> today, the president is in california focusing on raising mor
didn't lose any ground after mitt romney has been gaining in the polls. he too delivered. >> i will be very specific. >> reporter: vice president joe biden wasted no time challenging congressman paul ryan's take on foreign policy. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch malarkey. >> and why is that so? >> not a single thing he said is accurate. >> reporter: the vice president and ryan clashed over the economy, taxes and medicare with the democrat often on the attack. >> and they're holding hostage the middle class tax cut. it's about time they take some responsibility. >> reporter: but ryan fired back. he slammed the obama administration's economic record. >> this is not what a real recovery looks like. we need real reforms for a real recovery and that's exactly what mitt romney and i are proposing. >> reporter: after several heated exchanges ryan insinuated that president obama's performance last week was motivating the vice president's >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to paining up for lost ground. >> reporter: as for who won, it depends on how you a
polls show the race is a dead heat after romney got a boost from his performance at the first match-up. the republican candidate will spend sunday practicing for round two. ines ferre for cbs news. >> and you can watch tuesday night's highly anticipated debate from cbs 5. coverage begins at 6:00. the second presidential debate will be conducted in a town hall format allowing people to ask questions about foreigner and domestic policy. >>> well closer to home, both republicans and democrats went door to door in berkeley talking to voters about an array of measures on the california ballot. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us why both are deciding to use a more personal approach. >> reporter: this election is very very important. >> reporter: that's one point we can all agree on. the rest of it from propositions to the president not so much. that's why the california democratic party set up a day of action today going door to door to educate voters on the issues. >> when you go out there oh they say this is important. i really think it's effective. >> reporter: it's a strategy the re
that president obama had last week, it could stop the bleeding. >> reporter: new polls from three battleground states show romney has a one-point edge in colorado. in wisconsin the race is tight. the 6 point lead is down as to 3 points for the president and virginia a five-point lead. they debate a second time next week in new york. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. >> the vice president debate is at 6:00 on cbs 5 tonight. >>> a new cbs 5 surveyusa poll shows mixed results for proposition 30. governor brown's plan to raise taxes to avoid further cuts to public safety and education. when asked about prop 30 with only a prescription, 38% said they would vote no. 33% said yes. 29% not certain. but when prop 30 was explained in detail, the results were different. take a look. the yes respondents outnumbered the nos 45 to 39%. prop 30 would temporarily raise the state sales tax by .25% and raise the income tax on those earning more than a quarter million dollars a year. >>> what a day for bay area baseball fans. as and giants both digging deep last night. right field, base hit, the oa
morning" new poll numbers in the presidential race and a preview of mitt romney's foreign policy speech today at the virginia military institute. plus the latest on the meningitis outbreak. we'll talk to a doctor with the national foundation for infectious diseases and the recent drop in iphone thefts around the country and why that's actually got police worried. that and more later on cbs "this morning." for now that will do it for us on this monday morning. i'm terrell brown. take care, everybody. have a great day. ,,,, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> good morning, everybody. it is monday, october 8. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 4:30. windows smashed and paint thrown on buildings including oakland city hall during an anti-imperialist rally and
to a better night's sleep ♪ "1 >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> now at 6:30, mitt romney has been slicing into president obama's lead in california ever since the first presidential debate. that's just one of the findings of our exclusive eyewitness news poll and there are dueling tax initiatives for education on the november ballot. one of them just tipped to the negative. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee with the numbers. >> reporter: allen, let's start with what propositions 30 and 38 have in common. they both raise billions of dollars for education through taxes but where that money goes is a source of contention between the two camps. and it is starting to get a little nasty in the tv ad war. >> let's see how two measures measure up. >> reporter: yes on proposition 38 takes on its competing initiative head on in a new campaign ad. >> prop 30 spends money here but lets the politicians take it out here. that's why sacramento is behind it. >> reporter: those who support prop 30 including governor brown are not happy about this new ad. >> they have gone absolutely nega
ways. governor romney is seeing some great improvement, things are going well for him in state polls and florida and colorado but not so much in virginia. tightening in ohio but not as much as colorado and florida. so, individual states are starting to align with candidates a little bit more and we'll have to see how that plays out. . >> given that movement how critical is this debate for the president? >> it's pretty critical. he needs to fix, you know, those democrats may have been given a shot in the arm by joe biden but they are looking to the president now, and he also has to talk to those uncommitted voters who are starting to, some of them are thinking mitt romney is looking pretty attractive after that first debate. the president needs to really kind of be on his game in this second one. >> thanks, john. >>> in pakistan police have arrested several people in connection with if brazen shooting of a 4-year-old girl who criticized the taliban. the girl was attacked and wounded on tuesday in the swat valley, a taliban stronghold. she said girls have a right to education. the tal
, a discussion of the world now with three gentlemen. >>> well, on tuesday, president obama and mitt romney will face off on the second of the three debates and the stakes are high with national polls showing that the race is essentially tied. joining me now is willie brown, former mayor and the chairman of the republican party who i think are the best handicappers in the state. do you buy the polls? >> no, i don't buy the polls. i never did when i served in public office. i had them for instructional purposes but not to decide. it could give me an idea on how to move things a little bit, but not win or lose. >> do you get a feeling in this campaign it's being poll driven? they are testing the positions and trying to deliver them now? >> look, campaigns do that all the time. i look at polls to see trends, if they move in a decided direction, i believe like we have now, i believe there is that direction. most of the polls prior to the last debate use the 2008 turnout model or democrats and republicans. i don't think the republican message being sent by romney and ryan attracts democrats as s
even as mitt romney is beginning to show some improvement in the polls. so you would have to say that it was a win-win for both sides. they both accomplished their goals. >> there isn't a clear winner in this debate as in the presidential debate. but it's going to be picked apart for days. thank you, randall pinkston live in kentucky. >>> for more political coverage check out our exclusive presidential forum on our website, cbssf.com. everyone day the candidates weigh in on a different issue. >>> well, some hugs and some cheers last night. the giants pulled off a miracle comeback taking three in a row from the reds at cincinnati. they move on to the nlcs and then it was the as' turn at home against the tigers. game five last night a packed house at the coliseum to cheer on the as but the star of this game was on the mound for the other team. the tigers that guy right there reigning cy young award winner justin verlander was unbelievable striking out 11 as batters pitching a complete game shutout. as only had four hits in the game and lost 6-0 in their season finale. what a team
election, and the race is as tight as it can get. today's gallup poll of likely voters has president obama at 48% and mitt romney at 48%. john dickerson is our cbs news political director and, john, in the primaries, governor romney took a hard line against abortion except in cases of rape, incest or the health of the mother. but today, he said this in the "des moines register" newspaper: then, governor romney followed that with this today: >> i think i've said time and again i'm a pro-life candidate, i'll be a pro-life president. the actions i'll take immediately are to remove funding for planned parenthood. >> pelley: so, john, i wonder, can you help us untangle all of this? >> reporter: well, this is a very tricky issue for governor romney, who's about to arrive here in western ohio. he's had a number of positions on abortion. in these comments, when he was running for governor in the 1990s, he said he would protect abortion rights, but now he has the opposite view. when people heard these comments to the "des moines register," they thought he was moderating his position. but if you loo
. romney is spending a lot of time there. the latest cnn poll shows the president's lead in that state has shrunk now at 51-47%. >> i want you to go out there and find someone who voted barack obama and get him to come join our team. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. >> the president spoke at ohio state university yesterday. today he is back at work. he will be at the white house this morning. >>> u.s. supreme court today will hear arguments on affirmative action at universities. the specific case involves the university of texas program that uses race as a factor in a quarter of its incoming classes. opponents say the university is practicing illegal discrimination. the case could lead to new limits on affirmative action at universities. >>> san jose's police chief doesn't want any secrets in his department and he thinks it's time for his officers to speak up. chief chris moore released a memo monday promoting national coming out day. it read in part, stress and anguish can result from hiding a pe
with the united states. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. polls show president obama still doing better than the challenger on national security and foreign policy. his campaign is already pushing back hard. this new ad mocks romney's july overseas trips and his response to the deadly attack on the embassy in libya. >> if this is how he handles the world now think what he might do as president. >> reporter: the president is at a star-studded fundraiser in hollywood last night, he made his first public comments about his debate performance. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. >> reporter: the president and mitt romney will face foreign policy questions in the next debate in eight days. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> the president what is near bakersfield this afternoon for a dedication ceremony where cesar chavez's home is being made into a national monument. president obama is expected to arrive in the bay area in less than two hours and will go to two fundraisers in san francisco. antiwar protestors had greet him. >>> the president of alaska airlines is hoping for a partial
debate both men under pressure governor romney building momentum after the first presidential dough bait. >> 50% said biden won, 31% said ryan won and 19% called it a tie. also in that poll 55% said biden is someone they can relate to. 21 points higher than before the debate. ryan's relatability went up 17 points to 48% and 85% said biden is knowledgeable about the issues and 75% said the same thing about paul ryan. jan crawford is at the debate site in danville, kentucky. jan, good morning. >> good morning, norah. good morning charlie. good morning to those of you in the west. the president tried to explain that lackluster performance at the debate of being too polite. the vice president surely can't say that about his performance last night. he came out of the block, never stopped. to the point republicans are now saying he interrupted paul ryan 82 times. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of mularkey. >> the vice president appeared to take the president's advice. joe just needs to be joe. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look, here is the deal. >> biden's gi
republican challenger mitt romney appears to be making some progress. romney supporters chanted four more weeks for president obama during a rally in cuyahoga falls yesterday evening. no republican has ever won the presidency without winning ohio. the latest cnn poll shows the president's lead in the buckeye state has shrunk. now at 51 to 47%. >> i want you to go out there and find someone who voted for barack obama and get him to come join our team. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. [ applause and cheers ] >> the president spoke at ohio state university yesterday. today, he is back at work at the white house. >>> time now 5:12. a warning for drivers. the potential risk for millions of toyotas out there. also ahead... >> i did everything they asked me to do so i didn't think it was going to be an issue. >> plus did they cross the line? what happened when tsa stopped a cancer patient? >> and an entangled sea lion at pier 39. why the rescue mission didn't quite go as planned, coming up. ♪ your ti
romney's move to the middle? >> they will grint their teeth and appreciate it as long as he is moving upward in the polls. we haven't seen if he is going to get bounce at all. >> theyit's the al davis philosophy, just win baby. believe he gets the bump. i believe the bump will come from the crisp nature of his responses. he sounded like the common man. he didn't sound like bane capital exploiting everybody who was part of a 97% for the 3%. he sounded like the guy from the streets. he sounded like the guy that i walk by almost everyday working on a job on the city payroll. >> conservatives want him to go at obama, to express anger and frustration. that's a lot what he did. it's amazing. i never thought i would hear willie brown's people say that. i would grab the segment and turn it in to a commercial. >> i'm being very candid. as a matter of fact for example you readily column, you know i said these are the things mitt romney needs to do in order to be competitive in the debate. apparently he read it. much more to come >> of course, he did. i'm sure. that's like first thing in the mor
. >>> on to the presidential race, mitt romney is back in the buckeye state today. romney supporters chanted, four more weeks for president obama during a rally in ohio last night. no republican has ever won the presidency without winning ohio. the latest cnn poll shows the president's lead in the buckeye state is only 51-47%. >> i want you to go out there and find someone who voted for barack obama and get them to come join our team. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. >> the president spoke at ohio state university yesterday. today he is back at work at the white house. meanwhile, romney says he has no plans for abortion legislation if elected president. that's what he told the des moines register during an interview with the iowa newspapers editorial board. during the primary season he told an ohio tv station that he was in favor of a pro-life policy. >>> 4:40 now. today the u.s. supreme court is set to take on the issue of affirmative action at universities. the justices will hear arguments over a university of tex
and cheers ] >> president obama has had the edge in ohio for weeks. but romney's post-debate popularity bounce has put him back in the game. >>> in fact, a new cnn poll shows the battle for the buckeye state is tight. that poll gives the president just a 4-point edge there with a 3.5% margin of error. with 18 electoral votes, ohio could be a make-or-break prize come november. voters there have picked the winner in each of the last 12 presidential elections. and no republican has ever won the white house without it. >>> the presidential candidates answering our questions online on cbssf.com. they are tackling a different issue every day. today's topic, the role of government, big versus small. >>> the president may be long gone from the golden state but a former commander-in-chief spent the day stumping for him in california. at a rally at uc-davis, former president bill clinton said he wanted to provide a fact check that he says was missing from last week's presidential debate. mr. clinton said republicans failed at their number one goal of keeping unemployment above 8%. >> we don't nee
and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney calls for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria to put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go before the election, national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. >>> there is a news conference in san francisco this morning to talk about penalties from the san bruno pipeline explosion. space assemblyman jerry hill and san bruno mayor jim rue an are upset about the state public utilities commission asking to suspend hearings over pg&e's penalties and pipeline upgrade costs for a month. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors will finally decide tomorrow if suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi will keep his job. the mayor charged him with official misconduct and demanded his removal after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection to domestic abuse with his wife. we'll find that out tomorrow. >>> this morning a coalition of community groups in san jose plans to announce a boycott of the mi pueblo grocery change linked to the company's participation in the everif
that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney is calling for the united states to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. a month to go before election day, national polls showing the race at the white house is getting tighter. >>> california is the most expensive place for gas in the country and the governor is taking action to drive down the cost. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in south san francisco right now where the average price, cate, of regular gas is well over 4.60 a gallon. >> reporter: that's right, michelle. actually it's the two stations nearby. one is at 4.79 a gallon the other across the street 4.99 for a gallon of regular. the governor is asking for the release of less expensive blends. the early release will bring up gas supplies 8 to 10%. experts say it could drop gas prices about 15 to 20 cents per gallon of regular but it could still take a week before we see any changes. according to the aaa, gas prices are at record highs in san francisco. we're lo
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